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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/11/2010

Comic-Con 2010: 'Harry Potter,' 'Lost,' 'Glee' and more highlights from final two days of Comic-Con

By Jen Chaney

Simon Pegg, heading to Comic-Con to promote a movie about ... Comic-Con. (AP)

The complete schedule for Comic-Con 2010 has now been released. I've already hit the highlights of Thursday and Friday, so now let's look at the weekend dates.

As expected, Saturday is packed with so many intriguing panels, apparently some of us may need to clone ourselves in order to hit multiple corners of the San Diego Convention Center at the same time. Given the brain power and scientific know-how among Comic-Con attendees, that's probably not entirely out of the question.

Seriously, there is no way to hit every worthwhile event that's happening Saturday and Sunday at the Con. But here, at least, are some of the highlights. As the big event gets closer, stick with Celebritology for continuing coverage of the annual mega-event for connoisseurs of pop culture, where the worlds of comics, movies, TV, video games and, yes, celebrity commingle.


"Chuck" -- 10 a.m. in Ballroom 20: Executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak join cast members Zachary Levi, "Captain Awesome" Ryan McPartlin, Adam Baldwin and others to provide a preview of the upcoming fourth season.

"The Event" -- 11:15 p.m. in Ballroom 20: The pilot for the already hyped NBC political thriller will be screened, presented by several of its stars, including Blair Underwood, Laura Innes and Jason Ritter.

Warner Bros.: "Green Lantern," "Sucker Punch" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" -- 11:45 a.m. in Hall H: The studio offers previews of: its comic-inspired adventure starring Ryan Reynolds; "Punch," the action-fantasy from director Zack Snyder and starring Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens and Jon Hamm; and the much anticipated final chapter in the Hogwarts story. Warner Bros. has announced that cast members from "Harry Potter" will not be in attendance, despite previous rumors to the contrary. But the Muggles will undoubtedly still be hoping for a surprise appearance from one of the key stars -- maybe an Emma Watson or a Daniel Radcliffe?

The Lost Podcast With Jay and Jack -- 1 p.m. in Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Hotel and Marina: The show's over. But at Comic-Con, "Lost" lives on via the first of two panels about the island drama on the Saturday schedule. Father-son podcasters Jay and Jack Glatfelter, veterans of Comic-Con, host this panel. And yes, the irony that it takes place in the Santa Rosa Room is surely not, um, lost on them.

"Let Me In" -- 1:30 p.m. in Hall H: A sneak peek at the anticipated remake of the acclaimed Swedish vampire film, "Let the Right One In"; Stars Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee and director Matt Reeves are expected to participate in the presentation.

"Community" -- 3 p.m. in Indigo Ballroom of Hilton Ballroom: Expect stars of the NBC comedy -- including Joel McHale and Chevy Chase -- to be on their improvisational game during this panel. (Only bummer, at least according to the schedule? No Ken Jeong.)

Universal: "Paul" and "Cowboys and Aliens" -- 4:45 p.m. in Hall H:
At Comic-Con 2008, director Greg Mottola was already working on "Paul," his geeked-out road trip movie about two guys (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) attempting to head to Comic-Con. Now we'll get to see the fruits of those labors courtesy of a panel featuring the aforementioned, along with Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jeffrey Tambor, Joe LoTruglio, Seth Rogen and Sigourney Weaver. Also on the docket for Universal: Jon Favreau's sneak peek of the graphic novel-inspired "Cowboys & Aliens."

"Lost" But Not Forgotten" -- 6 p.m. in Room 8: Authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry discuss the ABC drama that will not die -- you know, because some of the characters remain in purgatory -- and preview the soon-to-be published, mammoth "Lost Encyclopedia."

Marvel Studios: "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" -- 6 p.m. in Hall H: A preview of both upcoming, Marvel Comics-inspired films, with undetermined "special guests" in tow. Is it possible that a few words about "The Avengers" may also be uttered? Let's hope.

Kevin Smith -- 7:15 p.m. in Hall H: A rambling, profanity-laden Q&A with Smith is officially a Con tradition.


"Smallville" -- 10 a.m. in Ballroom 20: Fans of the CW Superman saga will be interested in this one since it's the show's final Comic-Con appearance; its upcoming tenth season will be its last. Dreamy star (and executive producer) Tom Welling will be on the panel, with others, as they talk about those last "Smallville" days.

Browncoats Fan Group -- 12 p.m. in Room 32 AB: Fan groups for nearly every conceivable pop culture phenomenon -- from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" to Indiana Jones to "Little Lulu" -- convene at Comic-Con. This one, in case you hadn't guessed, is for fans of "Firefly" and/or "Serenity." And yes, there will be a trivia game.

"Glee" -- 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch won't be in attendance. But here's who will: executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk as well as stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera. Oh, and a room filled with Gleeks.

By Jen Chaney  | July 11, 2010; 10:00 PM ET
Categories:  Comic-Con, Movies, Pop Culture, TV  
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I shall be eagerly sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for your minute-by-minute update of the Smallville panel, as you describe Tom Welling's glossy locks, glowing skin, rebellious curls, breath-stealing eyes, sharp-edged smiles, smooth voice, broad shoulders, imposing height and radiant presence. Mention of anyone else on the panel is entirely optional.

Posted by: Lori-M | July 11, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Simon PEGG!

Wait.../reads down...Thor! Captain America (f*&% yeah!) The Avengers movie! AHHHH. AHHH. AHHH. NERDGASM. I am the happiest of geeks.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | July 12, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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